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date: 14 November 2019


  • Jeremy Montagu
  •  and Arsenio Nicolas


Clarinet of the Maranao people on Mindanao and Tausug and Sama on Sulu, southern Philippines. It has an idioglot single reed inserted into the reed body, with a pirouette of a rectangular piece of coconut shell between the two. Six fingerholes are burnt into the body, to the end of which a long bell made of coiled bamboo-leaf, often decoratively painted, is added. The instrument is about 28.4 cm long, the tube 6.5 mm in diameter, and the end of the bell about 4 cm in diameter. Similar types are found in Mindanao: ...

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